Love Has No Boundaries Legally, adoption is defined as the transfer of the parental rights of a child from one set of parents to another. However, I believe that adoption has a much greater depth and meaning than the previously stated definition. Not only is adoption beneficial for the children being adopted, but also for the parents who are adopting them, as well as the parents who are putting them up for adoption. There are 423,773 children in the United States foster care system; only 114,556 of these children are available for adoption. 6.7 million women from the ages of 15-44 have an impaired ability of carrying a baby or of becoming pregnant. Of those 6.7 million women, 2.3 million have legitimately considered adoption, along
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In order to become an adoptive parent, a person must undergo a tedious and rigorous process, which further proves a child will not go into an unfit home. Firstly, for an adoption to be legal, the birth parents must give consent unless legal rights have been terminated. A social worker then obtains information about issues deemed important to the ability to raise a child, including but not limited to financial and marital stability, lifestyle, other children, career obligations, physical and mental health, and criminal history. After all the information is secured, the adoptive parents will need to ensure the child’s well-being in that their emotional, medical, dental, and educational needs are being met. It is pertinent to ensure that the parent is patient with the child for the first few months to let the child get used to having a family and accept any issues from his or her past.
Many people do not agree with adoption for the main reason of the child and adoptive parents not being related by blood. However, I believe that adoptive parents will love and care for the child just as much, if not more, than the biological parents would. I see no boundaries to love. Whether the child is sick or healthy, no matter what race or ethnicity, no matter what decisions they make, there is always the unconditional love from parents. I think that at any age, a person just wants to feel loved and wanted. So, if a couple wants